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Journal articles are an excellent way to learn more about specific areas of Native American law. Journal searches through the Hein Online database (available from the Schmid Law Library homepage) may yield interesting pieces - with all articles available for download in pdf with appropriate citation (Journal, volume, page, year) information. In addition to articles analyzing or discussing specific topics, journals frequently publish Bibliographies; a select group of those Bibliographies are provided below.
Indian Treaties: A Bibliography
Beth DiFelice, 107 Law Library Journal 241 (2015).
ABSTRACT: This bibliography describes sources for research into treaties between the U.S. government and Indian tribes, focusing on primary sources. The sources are preceded by an
overview of the treaty process and the termination of the government's power to enter into treaties with Indian nations.
U.S. Federal Indian Policy: An Essay and Annotated Bibliography
Nancy Carol Carter, 30 Legal Reference Services Quarterly 210 (2011).
ABSTRACT: Federal Indian policy in the United States historically reflects both the hard-beaded pragmatism of the nation and its quixotic romanticism. Researchers can identify roughly drawn policy epochs and policy motivations, but there were no clean slates as policy shifted. The legal history of a tribe reflects the accumulated - and often contradictory - impact of changing federal policy. Complexity was added to the government's approach by the application of single minded policies to the exceedingly diverse native groups within the nation's borders. An understanding of evolving federal policy offers useful insights and a basis for creative legal theories.
Selected Journal Articles